Trouble strikes when runaway robbers in a getaway car hit truck full of explosives in the tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. Survivors are left in a weakened tunnel blocked at both exits. As Kit Latura approaches the tunnel, he sees the impact and knows he gotta take action. With time running out, he enters the tunnel through a system of maintenance walkways. Can he get the survivors out before the tunnel fills up?Written by
Cast members Barry Newman and Viggo Mortensen both played the character Kowalski in different versions of the movie Vanishing Point: Newman in the 1971 original, Mortensen in the 1997 made-for-TV remake. See more »
The survivors climb the stairs in the sandhog bunker to a small room below a maintenance parking lot. Since there were 8 steps to the hatch under the booth, then 20 steps to the parking lot, the lot was about 30 feet above the tunnel. The lowest point of the Hudson River is 93 feet deep, plus 10 feet of bedrock on top of the tunnel, so the lot would be under 60 feet of water. See more »
Don't Go Out With Your Friends Tonite
Written by L. Bryan, R. Bryan, D. Hoffpauir and K. Kerby
Performed by Ho-Hum
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Reminiscent of the seventies disaster flicks, mostly of "Poseidon Adventure", a group of people are stuck in a tunnel after a horrible explosion traps them underground; now its up to a washed up EMS worker to get them out alive before the mayor and rescue workers finally blow everything up assuming the survivors aren't alive.
Though the story is very predictable and nothing new, this does make for an entertaining and interesting survival flick.
Sylvester Stallone doesn't play a commando or soldier, but for once plays a regular guy who is really clueless at times when it comes to escape.
We also get some great performances from excellent character actors including Dan Hedaya, Danielle Harris, Amy Brennamen, and the underused Viggo Mortensen before he became a household name in "Lord of the Rings" films.
Though there is a lot of good stuff here, there's a lot of contrived plot twists and predictable storylines. We know who will be killed, who won't, we know the under developed people will be killed and the emphasized characters will survive.
In spite of all that, this is one of Stallone's best before he began making bomb after bomb.
(*** out of ****)
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